Keith brought long term structure into my aikido life. His involvement in our aikido offered me, and my previous club, the future I was searching for.
Keith was a guide and a mentor, and he became my good friend. He took the true meaning of budo into all walks of life; he offered advice when it was asked for, and help and encouragement when it was needed.
His aikido was always effective whilst considerate, his leadership at all levels unwavering. That he achieved all that he did so very quietly, in so many areas of his life, is most laudable; a great many people were never aware of just how hard he was working for them.
As my friend for almost twenty years he offered everything one might hope for in such a person; one that I'm going to miss considerably.
I only had the pleasure of knowing Keith for six years but in that time it was evident that he was an extremely dignified and highly competent traditional martial artist. One of those very rare individuals that embraced the true spirit of budo in and out of the dojo, a highly principled man with an understated and unassuming nature. On a personal basis he was a good friend, good character and an excellent role model. I will always be grateful for his advice, guidance, support and strength of character.